Through play, children learn about themselves, their environment, people, and the world around them. Play is critical to the healthy growth and development of children. Both solitary and social play is necessary for a child’s development. A child can play with a building toy alone and in the process, develop independence, self-sufficiency and persistence. Playing with the same toy with others, the child acquires social skills such as learning to cooperate, negotiate, share, show empathy, take turns, and play by the rules. These are important interpersonal life skills, all of which play fosters. Play in early childhood is the best foundation for success in school.